dploy

Command line tool to deploy websites using FTP/SFTP and git.

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DPLOY

DPLOY is an FTP/SFTP deployment tool built in node.js
Uploads the latest changes by comparing the version on your server with your git repository.

Install

Install DPLOY and it's dependancies globally by running:

npm install dploy -g

Help

dploy --help

Version

dploy --version

Commands

dploy

Will deploy the first environment that you have on your dploy.yaml

dploy install

Will install the dploy.yaml file and set up a post-commit script on your .git/hooks folder so you can DPLOY from your commit message as well.

dploy …rest

Anything else after the dploy command will be used as an environment, like this:

dploy dev stage production

In this case DPLOY will expect to find dev, stage and production configs on your dploy.yaml file.

Basic example

If you only have one server, just name whatever you want and run dploy.

server_name:
    host: "ftp.myserver.com"
    user: "user"
    pass: "password"
    path:
        local: "deploy/"
        remote: "public_html/"

Deploying on the command line:

dploy

You can also set the environment that you want to upload:

dploy server_name

Attributes of the dploy.yaml

scheme

  • Type: String
  • Default: ftp

DPLOY has two available schemes: ftp and sftp. You must provide this information, because we don't like to play guessing games.

host

  • Type: String
  • Default: none

port

  • Type: Number
  • Default: 21 when ftp and 22 when sftp

The port that your hosting server is using. Note that the default value is different depending on scheme that you are using.

user

  • Type: String
  • Default: none

pass

  • Type: String
  • Default: none

If you don't set a password and if you are using SFTP, DPLOY will try look for the privateKey and publicKey.
But if we can't find any of those options, you will be prompted to type the password manually.

privateKey

  • Type: path
  • Default: none
  • Scheme: sftp

When using SFTP, you can set the path of your private key instead of the password. The default locations are usually:

privateKey: ~/.ssh/id_rsa
privateKey: ~/.ssh/id_dsa

passphrase

  • Type: String
  • Default: none
  • Scheme: sftp

For an encrypted private key, this is the passphrase used to decrypt it.

publicKey

  • Type: path
  • Default: none
  • Scheme: sftp

It works in the same way of the privateKey. The default locations are usually:

publicKey: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
publicKey: ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub

secure

  • Type: mixed
  • Default: false
  • Scheme: ftp

Set this parameter only if you are using FTPS. Set to true for both control and data connection encryption, control for control connection encryption only, or implicit for implicitly encrypted control connection.

secureOptions

  • Type: object
  • Default: none
  • Scheme: ftp

Additional options to be passed together with the secure parameter.

revision

  • Type: String
  • Default: .rev

To check the different between your local files and what's on the server, we have to create a temporary file with the reference of the last commit you've uploaded. This parameter defines the name of this file.

slots

  • Type: Number
  • Default: 1

To make the upload faster, you can create multiple connections to your server.

check

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

If you set this parameter to true, you will be prompted to confirm the list of files before the actual action.

branch

  • Type: String or Array
  • Default: none

You can set a list of branches that are allowed to deploy to your server. This will also help you to avoid accidental uploads to different servers.
Note that you can also set a string (a single branch), rather than a list.

path.local

  • Type: String
  • Default: none

The local folder that you want to upload to the server. If you don't set anything, the entire folder of your project will be uploaded.

path.remote

  • Type: String
  • Default: none

The remote folder where your files will be uploaded. If you don't set anything, your files will be uploaded to the root of your server. We highly recommend that you set this!

exclude

  • Type: Array
  • Default: none

Exclude files that are tracked by git, but that you don't want on your server. You can target individual files or use glob to target multiple files and file types.

  • Individual files: exclude: ["dploy.yaml", "package.json", "path/to/file.js"].
  • Using glob: exclude: ["*.yaml", "*.json", "path/**/*.js", "**/*.md"].

include

  • Type: Object
  • Default: none

The include parameter is similar to the exclude. But instead of an array, it expects an object.
The key of your object is what DPLOY is gonna search locally and the value of your object is the destination on the remote server (this path is relative to the path.remote!). Again you can also target individual files or multiple using glob on the key of your object.

include:
    "videos/kitty.mp4": "videos/"
    "videos/*.mp4": "another/folder/inside/remote/path/"
    "*.json": "data/"

Ignore include flag

If you are using the include parameter on your dploy.yaml, you will note that those files will always be uploaded to the server, no matter if they were modified or not (because they aren't necessarily tracked by git).
In order to avoid re-uploading those files all the time, there's a tag called --ignore-include that you can set when calling DPLOY.

dploy stage --ignore-include

Or using a shortcut:

dploy stage -i

Multiple environments

Most of the times we have to work on different environments (dev, stage, production…).
With DPLOY is really easy to make multiple deploys using a single command. All you need to do is create different configurations on your dploy.yaml file, like this:

dev:
    host: "dev.myserver.com"
    user: "dev_user"
    pass: "dev_password"
    path:
        local: "deploy/"
        remote: "public_html/"

stage:
    host: "stage.myserver.com"
    user: "stage_user"
    pass: "stage_password"
    path:
        local: "deploy/"
        remote: "public_html/"

production:
    host: "myserver.com"
    user: "production_user"
    pass: "production_password"
    path:
        local: "deploy/"
        remote: "public_html/"

Deploy to stage environment only:

dploy stage

Or if you want to upload to more than one environment:

dploy dev stage production

Including and excluding files

This example will upload your local deploy folder to your remote public_html folder and:

  • Will include all .mp4 files inside your videos folder to a remote folder named funny on your server.
  • Will include all json, yaml and xml files at your cwd folder to a remote folder named data.
  • Will exclude all yaml, json from your deploy folder.
  • Will exclude all js files inside the folder deploy/path.
  • Will exclude all md files from your deploy folder.
server_name:
    host: "ftp.myserver.com"
    user: "user"
    pass: "password"
    path:
        local: "deploy/"
        remote: "public_html/"
    exclude: ["deploy/*.yaml", "deploy/*.json", "deploy/path/**/*.js", "deploy/**/*.md"]
    include:
        "videos/*.mp4": "funny/"
        "*.json *.yaml *.xml": "data/"

Contribute

Feel free to contribute to DPLOY in any way. If you have any issues, questions or suggestions, just create it at the issues page.
If you want to create your own fork, follow the instructions bellow to build DPLOY:

build

You need to install the dependencies from npm first and then just use grunt to compile the CoffeeScript:

grunt

watch

You can watch the changes by running the watch task from grunt:

grunt watch

Mentions

DPLOY was inspired by another great tool written in Ruby, called dandelion from Scott Nelson.

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Lean Mean Fighting Machine, Inc. http://lmfm.co.uk

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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